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We notice things by how they differ from their surroundings - that’s dissonance in a nutshell. Learn how to harness and modulate the power of dissonance to suit your artistic intentions in any particular piece.
About the Artist
Kal Honey is an artist, art instructor and former graphic designer. An award-winning graduate of OCAD, Kal’s work includes painting, collage and signage — encompassing bold graphics, subtle patterns, text and wordplay. Recent exhibitions include: In Situ Multi-Arts Festival, Queen West Art Crawl, The Red Head Gallery, the Gladstone Hotel’s Come Up To My Room, and most recently as part of the National Arts Drive from his front lawn during covid.

Kal teaches artist-to-artist: inspiration, challenge, structure, support, artistic freedom, lively discussion — and laughter. Normally, he is an instructor at Haliburton School of the Arts, Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga, as well as leading workshops, giving lectures and jurying exhibitions throughout Southern Ontario. Since March, he has been teaching online though Zoom, as well as leading the popular free Virtual Collage Jam on YouTube.
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Paint / art media
Basic acrylic or watercolour paints:
Kal suggests at minimum the primaries plus black and white, and a good minimalist option might be a warm and a cool version of each primary, ie:

- Cadmium or Hansa Yellow Medium AND Lemon Yellow or Hansa or Cad. Yellow Light
- Cad. Red Medium AND Quinacridone Magenta or Violet
- Phthalo Blue Green Shade AND Ultramarine Blue
- Black
- White
(these are acrylic pigments, if using watercolour, choose similar)
Art Surface / Support
- A mid-size watercolour block or pad: 9x12”-12x18”(ish)
Note: Canson XL or Strathmore Vision are both good options.
Supplies and Tools
- Notebook (for taking notes, or you can use sketchbook)
- Sketchbook
- Pencil and eraser
- A range of brushes
- Smart phone (for camera)

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
- Session will consist of online lecture with diagrams, masterwork examples and discussion.
- And then a shorter and longer exercise for artists to apply the principles just covered.
- With a short sharing/discussion of the results at the end.

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